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Ackman vs Tilson: The Market Speaks

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Presented with little comment aside to ask the seemingly obvious question - who would you rather piggyback on - Ackman or Tilson? We hate to say it, but - we told you so...

Look away if your name is Whitney Tilson... Herbalife or Herbadeath?


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Tue, 01/08/2013 - 17:57 | Link to Comment nantucket
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who's chair is this?  It's not my chair.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 21:55 | Link to Comment ball-and-chain
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Shot to the heart.

And you're to blame.

You give love a bad name.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 17:57 | Link to Comment Godisanhftbot
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 Very likely they are both fos, just one sooner than later.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 21:32 | Link to Comment philipat
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Was that "Fools" or "Floss"?

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 06:35 | Link to Comment awakening
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fos = Full of shit?

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 17:59 | Link to Comment Cunnial
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Did Tilson forget the word "Puts" before "Note"?

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 17:59 | Link to Comment Godisanhftbot
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Did Tilson forget the word "Putz" before "Note"?

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 18:08 | Link to Comment thatthingcanfly
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I wouldn't invest in that MLM crap regardless of who endorsed it.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 18:41 | Link to Comment CPL
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Ponzi selling scheme.


Call it what it is.  Don't hide something like that in an acronym.  Tell the world what it really is.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 18:12 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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I hope Ackman was telling the truth about not covering a single share yet.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 18:35 | Link to Comment Ying-Yang
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Herbalife is sold under MLM scheme. Any product sold under MLM scheme has to be very expensive because of the high payouts. When your purse becomes lighter, definitely you will also feel light. I understand that it is basically a soya based product. There are many similar weight reducing products available over the counter at much economical price. The seller will brain wash you to use herbalife because he is earning money from it.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 18:40 | Link to Comment Panafrican Funk...
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It's a vulture company.  There are a shitload of these out there.  Nothing like the desparation of "success" to get otherwise reasonable people to do some very, very fucking stupid things.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 18:43 | Link to Comment CPL
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Pity the family with an Amway rep at Xmas time.  

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 23:22 | Link to Comment Dr Benway
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Actually the 'products' sold by MLMs are not just poor, they are irrelevant.

People suckered into the scam are told they will make money by recruiting other people into the scam. That's the basic business idea, the 'products' are just a fucking beard.

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 06:37 | Link to Comment awakening
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FED, bernanke, beard with fiat as the product. Hammer that out and you've got a winner on your hands Dr Benway :D

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 05:53 | Link to Comment HD
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I don't know what Tilson did to piss off one of the Tyler's but boy did he fuck with the wrong fringe blogger. I'm starting to feel bad for the guy...

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 19:32 | Link to Comment BlueStreet
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Tilson makes me think of the Seinfeld episode where Jerry says to George that if every instinct he has ever had is wrong, then just do the opposite.  George then hits on the hot chick in the diner by telling her he's unemployed and living with his parents.  


Tue, 01/08/2013 - 20:10 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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the costanza trade wouldn't work for tilson because he can't keep his mouth shut

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 20:04 | Link to Comment Mercury
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Yeah but

Robert Chapman probably did OK.

Shorting a cult stock is generally rough sledding bot both boys probably did OK if their respective covers and longs averaged somewhere in the middle.

Tue, 01/08/2013 - 20:45 | Link to Comment Squid Vicious
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Whitney "i can't take the pain" Tilson threw in the towel on his NFLX short right before it plummeted... what a gigantic pussy

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 02:56 | Link to Comment lmile61
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it is a floos for sure..some one should inform that!!!!!!!! 

magento development

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 03:50 | Link to Comment zebrasquid
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I remember about 10 years ago I got into a little email debate with Tilson about a stock (BreatheRight, the nose strips company), which was selling at $3 a share.  He disagreed with me that it was undervalued.   Thought it was nothing special.  Stock got bought out by Glaxo a couple of years later at $36.

I did my homework.  He just did a cursory drive-by.... 

A nice guy, but way-overrated as a stock guru.

Wed, 01/09/2013 - 07:37 | Link to Comment GFORCE
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How does Tilson still have money?

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